Myanmar to expand national grid, build more power stations

Myanmar is building new power stations that will contribute a total of 500 kilovolt amperes (KV) to the national grid in fiscal 2020-21, said U Win Khaing, Minister for Electricity and Energy.Construction of the Eastern Grid, Western Grid, Southern Grid and Northern Grids are underway. The four grids will support the existing fully loaded 230 […]

Power cuts unlikely despite power project delays, says YESC

Delays to emergency power projects are not expected to cause major power shortages this hot season, a Yangon Electricity Supply Corporation official says, because COVID-19 has forced many businesses – particularly factories – to temporarily close or scale back operations. The government announced an emergency power tender last year following severe power shortages in May […]

Private Investments Worth $54M for Chin State

YANGON—The Chin State government signed four memorandums of understanding (MoUs) with private companies for projects totaling more than $54 million at an investment fair held at the weekend in Yangon, which aimed to stir up foreign investment interest in one of the poorest states of Myanmar. Among the four companies, the biggest project signed for […]

Myanmar seeking Japanese loan for power project

Myanmar seeking Japanese loan for power project YANGON, Jan. 29 (Xinhua) — Myanmar’s parliament is seeking a loan of 24.678 billion yens (246.78 million U.S. dollars) from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for several power projects in the central part of the country, parliament sources said Thursday. The loan will be used in building […]

India-Myanmar meet on joint power project

IMPHAL: India and Myanmar have decided to shape up the proposed joint-venture thermal power project in Myanmar’s Sagaing region, boosting the bilateral ties of the two neighboring countries. A joint meeting to this effect was held on Monday in the office of Tamu township military headquarters in Myanmar, about 5 Km from Manipur’s border town […]